Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram have collaborated to boost research and academics.
As a major highlight of this collaboration, top 10 percent of of B Tech students from IIITDM Kancheepuram will be allowed to admissions for direct PhDs at IIT Madras after completion of Sixth Semester. Such students can pursue their studies of seventh and eight semesters at IIT Madras, revealed a statement from IIT Madras.
The two institutes of have signed an MoU on academic and research collaboration in presence of Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras and Prof Banshidhar Majhi, Director, IIITDM – Kancheepuram.
Speaking about the importance of collaboration, Prof Ramamurthi said, “As the mentor Institution of IIITDM when the Institute was founded, IIT Madras has always been closely associated with IIITDM, Kanchipuram. There has been an active interaction between the faculty members of two institutions. This MOU now enables greater interaction between the students as well.”
Prof Majhi said, “The IIITDM students will have an opportunity to pursue their higher studies at IIT Madras and I am sure they will be motivated for an excellent career. In addition, the faculty of IIITDM will also have an opportunity to get research collaborations for sponsored projects and thesis supervision with the faculty of IIIT Madras. This MoU is expected to reinforce the collaboration and elevate IIITDM to the next level.”
IIITDM Kancheepuram is an Institute of National Importance for technical education and research established in 2007 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The objective of the institute is to conduct design and manufacturing oriented engineering education and research along with promoting the competitive advantage of Indian products in global markets.